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Know Bollywood's family ties?

March 29, 2007 13:24 IST
When they say Bollywood is one big happy family, it's actually quite true.

Many film personalities are related to each other through birth or marriage.

We test your knowledge on Bollywood's family ties.

Take this quiz, and see how much you know!

1. How was yesteryear actor Premnath related to the legendary Raj Kapoor?
a. Premnath was Raj Kapoor's brother-in-law
b. Premnath was Raj Kapoor's nephew
c. Premnath was Raj Kapoor's uncle

2. How are Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar related?
a. They are cousins
b. Their children are married to each other
c. They are step-brothers

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B
Kumar Gaurav, Rajendra Kumar's only son, is married to Sunil Dutt's elder daughter Namrata.

Did you know? Kumar Gaurav's real name is Manoj Tulli.

Correct!
Kumar Gaurav, Rajendra Kumar's only son, is married to Sunil Dutt's elder daughter Namrata.

Did you know? Kumar Gaurav's real name is Manoj Tulli.

3. How are the Kapoors related to the Bachchans?
a. Rishi Kapoor's son is married to Amitabh's niece
b. Shweta Bachchan is married to Raj Kapoor's grandson
c. Jaya Bachchan is a distant cousin of the Kapoors

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Raj Kapoor's eldest daughter Ritu is married to Escorts Chairman Rajan Nanda. Their son Nikhil is married to Shweta Bachchan. They have two children, Navya Naveli and Agastya.

Did you know? Another grandchild of Raj Kapoor was supposed to marry into the Bachchan family. Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor fell in love on the sets of Haan... Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya Hai and were engaged for a while. Unfortunately, the engagement broke. Karisma is married to Delhi businessman Sanjay Kapur.

Correct!
Raj Kapoor's eldest daughter Ritu is married to Escorts Chairman Rajan Nanda. Their son Nikhil is married to Shweta Bachchan. They have two children, Navya Naveli and Agastya.

Did you know? Another grandchild of Raj Kapoor was supposed to marry into the Bachchan family. Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor fell in love on the sets of Haan... Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya Hai and were engaged for a while. Unfortunately, the engagement broke. Karisma is married to Delhi businessman Sanjay Kapur.

4. How are Shekhar Kapur and Dev Anand related?
a. Dev Anand is Shekhar Kapur's cousin
b. Dev Anand is Shekhar Kapur's father-in-law
c. Dev Anand is Shekhar Kapur's uncle

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Shekhar's mother is Dev Anand's sister.

Did you know? Shekhar Kapur was born in Lahore in 1945. He trained as an accountant in Britain but abandoned that profession to pursue his interest in cinema. His uncles Chetan, Dev and Vijay Anand were established actors and filmmakers.

Kapur tried his hand at acting but he was not successful. He turned to direction in 1983, with Masoom.

Correct!
Shekhar's mother is Dev Anand's sister.

Did you know? Shekhar Kapur was born in Lahore in 1945. He trained as an accountant in Britain but abandoned that profession to pursue his interest in cinema. His uncles Chetan, Dev and Vijay Anand were established actors and filmmakers.

Kapur tried his hand at acting but he was not successful. He turned to direction in 1983, with Masoom.

5. How are Tanuja and Rani Mukerji related?
a. Tanuja is Rani's grandmother
b. Tanuja is Rani's aunt
c. Tanuja is Rani's sister-in-law

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Tanuja's husband Shomu Mukherjee and Rani's father Ram Mukherjee are cousins. Tanuja's daughter Kajol and Rani are second cousins.

Did you know? Kajol and Rani are also related to Ashok Kumar and Kishore Kumar. Kajol's grandfather Shasadhar Mukherjee was married to Sati Devi, Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Anoop Kumar's only sister.

Correct!
Tanuja's husband Shomu Mukherjee and Rani's father Ram Mukherjee are cousins. Tanuja's daughter Kajol and Rani are second cousins.

Did you know? Kajol and Rani are also related to Ashok Kumar and Kishore Kumar. Kajol's grandfather Shasadhar Mukherjee was married to Sati Devi, Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Anoop Kumar's only sister.

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Compiled by Patcy N
Image: Uday Kuckian